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Post Malone Is Back Atop Rhythmic Airplay Chart, This Time With Doja Cat Collab ‘I Like You’

The artist returns to the top only two weeks after his last chart-topper, "Cooped Up."

Just two weeks after Post Malone last reigned on Billboard’s Rhythmic Airplay chart, the hitmaker returns to the radio ranking’s summit with “I Like You (A Happier Song),” featuring Doja Cat, on the list dated Aug. 13. The new champ advances from No. 4 after an 8% boost in plays to become the most-played song on U.S. monitored rhythmic radio stations in the week ending Aug. 7, according to Luminate.

“I Like You” secures Post Malone’s 10th No. 1 on Rhythmic Airplay, and comes only two weeks after his ninth, previous single “Cooped Up,” featuring Roddy Ricch. Here’s his No. 1 collection on the chart:

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  • “White Iverson,” one week at No. 1, beginning Jan. 2, 2016
  • “Rockstar,” featuring 21 Savage, six, Nov. 11, 2017
  • “Psycho,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign, four, April 28, 2018
  • “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse),” four, Jan. 19, 2019
  • “Wow.,” five, Feb. 23, 2019
  • “Goodbyes,” featuring Young Thug, one, Sept. 21, 2019
  • “Enemies,” featuring DaBaby, two, Nov. 30, 2019
  • “One Right Now,” with The Weeknd, one, Feb. 12, 2012
  • “Cooped Up,” featuring Roddy Ricch, one, July 30, 2022
  • “I Like You (A Happier Song),” featuring Doja Cat, one (to date), Aug. 13, 2022

With a two-week gap between his most recent champs, Post Malone clocks the fastest return to the top of Rhythmic Airplay since Drake replaced himself at No. 1 on the April 24, 2021, chart. Then, Yung Bleu’s “You’re Mines Still,” on which he features, gave way to his own “What’s Next.”

As Post Malone reaches 10 No. 1s on Rhythmic Airplay, he becomes the 10th artist to cross the double-digit mark since the list launched in 1992. Here’s a look at the current leaderboard:

  • 34, Drake
  • 17, Rihanna
  • 13, Bruno Mars
  • 13, Usher
  • 12, Chris Brown
  • 12, Lil Wayne
  • 12, The Weeknd
  • 10, Beyoncé
  • 10, Post Malone

Post Malone matches Beyoncé for the ninth-most No. 1s among all acts in Rhythmic Airplay history, but tie may be broken, however, as soon as next week. Right behind “I Like You,” Beyoncé’s “Break My Soul” pushes 5-2 on the current Rhythmic Airplay chart and boasts a 9% gain in weekly plays.

Doja Cat, meanwhile, lands her eighth Rhythmic Airplay No. 1 and third of 2022. She and Post Malone, each with three No. 1s, have ruled the chart this year, and are the only acts to visit the summit multiple times. To review her rapidly growing list of chart champs:

  • “Say So,” No. 1 for three weeks, beginning April 18, 2020
  • “Best Friend,” Saweetie featuring Doja Cat, one, April 10, 2021
  • “Kiss Me More,” featuring SZA, two, June 26, 2021
  • “You Right,” with The Weeknd, four, Aug. 28, 2021
  • “Need to Know,” five, Nov. 6, 2021
  • “Woman,” five, March 26, 2022
  • “Freaky Deaky,” with Tyga, one, May 14, 2022
  • “I Like You (A Happier Song),” Post Malone featuring Doja Cat, one (to date), Aug. 13, 2022

Elsewhere, “I Like You” maintains positive momentum at pop radio. It rises 9-8 on the Pop Airplay chart and 37-36 on Adult Pop Airplay, both following a 7% gain in spins at the respective formats in the week ending Aug. 7. Success across the three formats pushes the track 15-13 on the all-genre Radio Songs chart, where it climbs to 37.8 million in total audience in the week ending Aug. 5, a 9% increase from the previous week.